Reading through Simply Good News, I discovered one other important idea that I want to mention. The idea did not strike me as significant on first swipe. It wasn’t until several pages beyond that it hit me how impactful this idea was, so I turned back the pages, re-read, and then pondered for some time. It has toContinue Reading

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I’m reading N.T. Wright’s latest popular installment entitled Surprised by Scripture and chapter 4, “The Biblical Case for Ordaining Women” caught my attention. Having read his stance on this issue in other writings, I expected not to be “surprised.” Though I wasn’t “shocked, amazed, stupefied, or bewildered” (all synonyms ofContinue Reading

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Terry Tiessen is one of my favorite writers because he’s so clear and accessible. At every turn he is careful to write for all of his readers and not just for himself or his peers (a casualty for not a few academicians). He has an excellent summary of Wright’s position,Continue Reading

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“There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ’s moral character, and that is that He believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.” Bertrand Russell, Why I am Not a Christian, p. 17 ScotContinue Reading

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UPDATE: For a fuller treatment of this book’s details, see here. One of the best classes I took while at Denver Seminary was a philosophy of science course under Dr. Alan Myatt, in which he assigned Thomas Kuhn’s now classic The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s book opened my eyesContinue Reading

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